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Merck Commemorates 60th Anniversary of Medical Outreach Program with $300,000 Grant

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Merck, known as MSD outside of the U.S. and Canada, announced today that it is offering $300,000 in grants to the non-governmental organization (NGO) partners in the Merck Medical Outreach Program (MMOP) in commemoration of the program’s 60th anniversary. Organizations eligible to apply for funding, up to $60,000 per NGO, are the MMOP’s long standing program partners: Americares, the Catholic Medical Mission Board, Direct Relief, MAP International and Project HOPE. These grants will support the partners’ operations, strengthen capacity building, and improve their supply chain efforts.

How Employee Data Can Be Grantmaking's Most Valuable Resource

Hewlett Packard Enterprise on the power of employee nominated grants
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It was a game-changing moment when Kathy Gu, Program Manager, Living Progress, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and her team discovered the power of an employee-nominated grants program. By leveraging the interests and existing passions of their employees, the company created a holistic grantmaking approach that not only supported the initiatives of the company, it enhanced the lives of their employees and boosted morale during a time of change and uncertainty.

Why We Cannot Innovate Without Inclusion

by Dalila Wilson-Scott
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Recently about 50 social impact executives came to Philadelphia for a two-day Learning Journey to explore the state of technology and inclusive innovation. Hosted by Comcast NBCUniversal and the Social Innovation Summit, the exploration featured intimate discussions with city leaders like Mayor Jim Kenney, University of Pennsylvania President Dr.

Xylem Volunteers Guide Students Through EarthEcho Water Challenge

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In February, EarthEcho International, along with partner Love A Sea Turtle of Greenville, North Carolina, hosted a training for volunteers from Xylem’s Morrisville location. Nine Xylem employees worked with over 100 students, guiding them through the EarthEcho Water Challenge and helping them to learn about the local aquatic ecosystem. In addition, students were able to interact with the new STEAM Lab that Love A Sea Turtle and the City of Greenville opened at River Park North.

CECP’s Strategic Investor Initiative Brings CEO Investor Forum and Effort to End Corporate “Short-Termism” to West Coast

CEOs of PG&E Corporation and Wells Fargo to present long-term strategic plans to investors representing $25 trillion in AUM
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NEW YORK, April 6, 2018 /3BL Media/ — CECP: The CEO Force for Good announced that its Strategic Investor Initiative (SII) will host the CEOs of PG&E Corporation and Wells Fargo at a CEO Investor Forum on April 19, 2018, at NASDAQ in San Francisco, CA.

GRI and Colombo Stock Exchange in Partnership for Better ESG Reporting

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On 5 April 2018, GRI and the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) signed an agreement to foster effective sustainability performance and communication among listed companies. This partnership will see the two organizations collaborate to conduct workshops, seminars and training among representatives of listed companies. 

CBRE Awarded WELL Certification Across its Three Toronto Offices, Now Has the Most WELL Certified Spaces in the World

CBRE champions the adoption of workplace wellness in office design with a total of six offices certified and an additional three registered
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TORONTO, April 5, 2018 /3BL Media/ – CBRE announces its three Toronto offices have simultaneously achieved WELL Certification at the silver level for New and Existing Interiors by the International WELL Building Institute™ (IWBI™). Awarded based on IWBI’s WELL Building Standard™ (WELL™), the world’s first building standard to focus on enhancing employees’ health and wellness through the built environment, CBRE is pioneering wellness in workplace design with the most WELL Certified office spaces of any company across the globe.

Smithfield Foods Announces Partnership with Anuvia™ Plant Nutrients to Develop and Market Bio-Based Sustainable Fertilizer Products

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SMITHFIELD, Va., April 5, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Smithfield Foods, Inc. and Anuvia Plant Nutrients are pleased to announce a new partnership to create sustainable fertilizer from renewable biological materials collected from manure treatment systems at Smithfield’s hog farms. This project is part of Smithfield Renewables, the company’s new platform dedicated to unifying and accelerating its carbon reduction and renewable energy efforts.

Bacardi Launches Product Nutrition Website

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HAMILTON, Bermuda, April 5, 2018 /3BL Media/ — As part of the company’s continued commitment to marketing alcohol responsibly, Bacardi Limited has added a section to its website providing nutritional information for many of the spirits brands in its portfolio including BACARDÍ®, GREY GOOSE®, MARTINI®, DEWAR’S®, D’USSÉ®, among others.

Nick Animation Dazzles with Content Celebrating Women’s History Month

by Lisa Di Venuta
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Viacom celebrated Women’s History Month with events and activations throughout the company, including a global cross-brand collaboration for International Women’s Day on March 8, and employee events (including an employee 

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